Here are the links for the stories in this week’s podcast:
What’s up with ADV?
This week, the blogosphere had a group vent about ADV. Fans are frustrated because the company has licensed a number of popular series (Yotsuba&!, Aria, Gunslinger Girl) but only released a handful of volumes of each. Manga doesn’t seem to be a big priority with ADV these days.
Kenshin calls it a life
The long-running series Rurouni Kenshin wraps up next month with volume 28, but the franchise continues with a Kenshin novel and a rare extra story in the September Shonen Jump. And to avoid Viz taking a sudden tumble into red ink, the publisher is starting a new series, Buso Renkin, by the same author.
Death Note rules
The Death Note movie opened in Japan on June 17, which inspired this excellent article on the Death Note phenomenon.
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